How Much Protein Should I Have?

If you follow the trends with protein and carbohydrates, you may find yourself scratching your head over the carb, protein macronutrient mumbo jumbo that a lot of people are throwing around like it’s the secret to everything. It’s much simpler that it gets made out to be. It’s the age old question, how much proteinContinue reading “How Much Protein Should I Have?”

What Dreams and Muscles Are Made Of

It’s 6:19 am EST as I am starting to write this.  I just got showered and am downing a smoothie that let’s be honest doesn’t taste the greatest.  I’d much rather be sipping on some steaming coffee than chugging this thick concoction.   I am also a little tired. Working all weekend, then to hear theContinue reading “What Dreams and Muscles Are Made Of”

Isolating Muscle Groups

If there is one thing that is definitely holding you back from making the most of your muscle gains it is not isolation your muscle groups properly.  If you are not already breaking up your workouts according to muscle groups, you should be.  It’s not good to work the same muscle group every day.  ForContinue reading “Isolating Muscle Groups”

Can Motivation Build Muscles?

When it comes to motivation we need it to get in shape right?  After all it’s what drives us and gets our butts to the gym when we don’t want to go.  Or does it? Motivation is kind of like gas in our car.  It can only go so far before it needs a fillContinue reading “Can Motivation Build Muscles?”

Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout

So if you have kids I understand that planning for things and getting on a schedule is tough.  But if habits and schedules are important to keep up your fitness goals without kids, it’s even more important with them.  Now I’m not just spouting stuff off here.  I have two girls under the age ofContinue reading “Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout”

Finding Time To Build Muscles

Time it’s that ever elusive thing that seems to always be escaping us.  We don’t have time, is something that we often throw out there.  In truth we have time.  In fact that is one thing that everyone is on the same playing field with, because we all have 24 hours in day and 7Continue reading “Finding Time To Build Muscles”

Clean Snacking To Grow Your Muscles

So you are shortly into your new workout regimen.  You are pumped, determined and are ready to see those muscles start popping.  Then it happens. You are sitting watching an episode of the Office or Stranger Things and you suddenly are craving ice cream, cookies, or some Doritos.  The snacking monster is awakened. To effectivelyContinue reading “Clean Snacking To Grow Your Muscles”

The Relation Between Muscles and Food

There is often a disconnect between lifting weights and eating.  When it comes to weight loss people tend to turn to diets, but when it comes to gaining muscle whether just for definition and strength or for actual muscle mass, it’s usually equated with lifting heavy weights. While yes this is a part of the equation,Continue reading “The Relation Between Muscles and Food”

Small Changes for Muscle Growth

When it comes to big changes it requires small changes over time that will develop and grow the muscles you are looking for.  The key point here is that things take time, just as Rome wasn’t built in a day neither was a chiseled body with great muscles.  There is a term for this andContinue reading “Small Changes for Muscle Growth”

Eating For Muscle Growth

When I started working out a little over ten years ago I didn’t have a clue what was doing. The weight lifting gradually came and I soon figured it out.  The slow part for me was the diet.  I lifted for two years and saw mediocre returns on all the work I was putting in. Continue reading “Eating For Muscle Growth”